HCI 2006 – The 20th BCS HCI Group conference in co-operation with ACM
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Conference Dates: 11-15 September 2006 
Conference Venue: Queen Mary, University of London
http://www.hci2006.org/

Workshops
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The workshop programme for HCI 2006 consists of ten workshops covering a wide variety of topics related to HCI and the conference theme of Engage! Nine of these workshops will be held on 11th or 12th September, the two days prior to the main HCI conference programme. The tenth workshop will run on 14th September, in parallel with the main conference programme.

The workshop descriptions are included below, with links showing where to get more information. (Note that some of the workshops address complementary but distinct themes, in particular W3 & W8, and W1 & W5.) To attend a workshop usually requires a position statement from each potential participant, and the workshop organisers are responsible for reviewing and accepting these submissions. The deadline for submissions varies, but most are very soon, so if you are interested please visit the relevant website for more details.

We are sure you will find stimulating workshops and invite you to engage with the HCI2006 workshop programme:

W1: (re)Actor: The First International Conference on Digital Live Art
Organisers:  Jennifer Sheridan and Alice Bayliss
Date: Monday 11th September 2006
Description: The First International Conference on Digital Live Art fuses live art, computing and HCI with club culture for a lively debate, event and ambient after party which map out this emerging field.

Read the call for participation
Visit the website: http://www.digitalliveart.co.uk/


W2: Combining Visualisation and Interaction to Facilitate Scientific Exploration and Discovery
Organisers: Elena Zudilova-Seinstra and Tony Adriaansen
Date: Monday 11th September 2006
Description: This workshop offers an interdisciplinary discussion forum for researchers and practitioners interested in the integration of modern interaction and visualisation technologies in order to facilitate scientific exploration and knowledge discovery.

Read the call for participation
Visit the website: http://www.science.uva.nl/~elenaz/HCI06/


W3: Developing Design Methodologies for Designing for Elderly with Elderly 
Organisers: Corina Sas, Peter Bagnall and Alina Coman
Date: Monday 11th September 2006
Description: This workshop offers an interdisciplinary forum of discussions aiming to challenge our preconceptions of older users, address their distinct set of needs and explore innovative methods for designing for elderly with elderly.

Read the call for participation
Visit the website: http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/computing/users/corina/BHCI06Workshop/

W4: HCI Educators’ Yellow Book Workshop
Organisers: Paul Englefield, Janet Read, Russell Beale and William Wong
Date: Monday 11th September 2006
Description: The purpose of this workshop is to identify "standard", or referent, problems which educators and trainers can use to teach different  aspects of HCI analysis, evaluation, design and invention.

Read the call for participation
Visit the website: http://www.cs.mdx.ac.uk/research/idc/HCIEd2006-2/

W5: The First International Symposium on Culture, Creativity and Interaction Design (CCID2006)
Organisers: Peter Wright and Ann Light
Date: Tuesday 12th September 2006
Description: CCID2006 is a forum for HCI research at the boundaries of the science, arts and humanities.  It will explore how these disciplines work together to enhance culture, creativity and interaction design.

Read the call for participation
Visit the website: http://www.leonardonet.org/symposium.php
W6: Engaging with Emotions – The Role of Emotion in HCI
Organisers: Christian Peter, Lesley Axelrod, Elizabeth Crane and Russell Beale
Date: Tuesday 12th September 2006
Description: Discuss where, how and to what extent emotions are involved in HCI, and how to exploit them.  The focus will be on affect detection, sensing and affective applications.

Read the call for participation
Visit the website: http://www.emotion-in-hci.net


W7: Computer Assisted Recording, Pre-Processing and Analysis of User Interaction Data 
Organisers: Willem-Paul Brinkman, Philip Gray and Karen Renaud
Date: Tuesday 12th September 2006
Description: Discuss work and explore new issues related to recorded user-system interaction data to inform the design process. Both tool developers and people with an interest in understanding interaction behaviour are invited.

Read the call for participation
Visit the website: http://disc.brunel.ac.uk/hci2006trackingworkshop/


W8: HCI, the Web and the Older Population
Organisers: Joy Goodman, Anna Dickinson, Suzette Keith and Gill Whitney
Date: Tuesday 12th September 2006
Description: This workshop examines how HCI relates to the increasing older population, discussing research and key issues, focusing on the internet but with relevance to a wide range of application areas.

Read the call for participation
Visit the website: http://www-edc.eng.cam.ac.uk/~jag76/hci_workshop06


W9: Graduate career development workshop for women in Computing Research (179)
Organisers: Lynne Hall and Ursula Martin
Date: Tuesday 12th September 2006
Description: This workshop addresses the issue of under-representation of women in UK computing research and leadership. It provides the opportunity to hear successful women in HCI research discuss career development issues.


Read the call for participation
Visit the website: http://osiris.sunderland.ac.uk/~cs0lha/BHCI-women-workshop.html


W10: Designing the Not-Quite-Yet: Ideas and Methods for Engaging the Public in a Digital Future of their Choice
Organisers: Ann Light and Patrick Healey
Date: Thursday 14th September 2006 (*note* this workshop will run in parallel with the main conference programme.
Description: Share methods and ideas for engaging the public in digital design decisions, in the context of increasingly complex technology that could impact in domestic, social and political spheres of life

For more information, please contact Ann Light at [log in to unmask]